Welcome to the Kaivavich Nengwe Amaxapi homepage: the official learning website for the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians' Language Program.
This space is intended to be used by the Kaivaviching'w people to access language learning materials and support in learning the kaivavich nengwe language. You must create an account with Tribal enrollment credentials in order to access the pages on this website.
Honor Your Teachers & Respect Each Other
Learning our language is an act of language resurgence and every person is on their own journey in learning and language revival.
Southern Paiute people over the generations survived colonization in the many ways it took form here in Colorado River Basin. Honor that by learning our language & respecting one another's learning journey.
AIYUK: HONORING OUR TEACHERS
A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS
The Kaivavich Nung Woo Um Pa Pee language program extend our gratitude to long time language director and teacher, Eileen Posvar ehype. Eileen's teachings and love for her students live on in the program and we are eternally thankful for her work and for that of all those who have directed the program to where it is today.
Brenda Drye ehype made immeasurable contributions to the language program that continue to inform how we function today. Brenda's teachings are intertwined with the legacy of the Kaivaviching'w peoples and language.
Eileen Posvar ehype, Gevene Savala ehype, and Edna Osife ehype made such a lasting impact on the program. Aiyuk to each of them, for every project the Kaivavich Nung-Woo-Um-Pa-Ha-Pee Language Program had the honor of working with these strong Kaivaviching'w women on.
Aiyuk for your guidance,
Erma, Gevene and Edna ehype.
ELDER LED LESSON PLANNING
Our program gains its direction from the Elder teachers and community language consultants who are dedicated to sharing what they can with our program staff and Kaivaviching'w community. They each contribute invaluable knowledge to our program. Aiyuk.
Claudina Teller, Teacher
Glendora Homer, Teacher
Ilena Drye, Consultant
Benedict Pickyavit, Consultant
TOO-VEETS-EE AIYUK EVON OO NI NI NOM UDD
Thank you for being here, its good you're here
PROTECTING OUR CULTURAL KNOWLEDGE & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
All lesson videos and worksheets are only accessible to approved members of our class. Our Tribe's linguistic knowledge belongs to us and we will remain vigilant in doing our part to protect it.
LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE
Language lesson videos and worksheets will be posted here regularly for you to follow along at your own pace. We wanted to make sure you can learn on your own time, not on a zoom class schedule.
The language program encourages multigenerational learning opportunities at our events and classes, as well as at home. Learning together is essential to language retention and empowering the next generation to learn as much as they can.
HERE TO HELP
If you need copies of worksheets made, have any questions or new ideas please reach out to the language director or any of our team members